11 mai 2014

‘American-style’ university planned near Tunis

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgAn ‘American-style' university campus near Tunis is being planned under a Tunisian-French partnership. The 40-hectare Cité du Savoir – City of Knowledge – will teach students skills to meet the needs of the Tunisian economy and businesses operating in different sectors, reported La Presse of Tunis. Read more...

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First masters in gender and development studies

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Moses Magadza. The University of Namibia has admitted its first batch of students into a new masters degree programme in gender and development studies, kindling hope of new solutions to gender-related problems that include violence in which scores of women have been murdered. Read more...

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Women’s research and innovation network launched

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Wagdy Sawahel. A network for Sudanese women researchers has been formed, to highlight the successes of women in science and to enhance their contribution to innovation and economic growth.
The Sudanese women’s network for research and innovation was launched during the second Arab Women in Science and Technology for Sustainable Development conference held in the country’s capital Khartoum from 5-7 May. Read more...

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Turkey and Arab states announce new HE collaboration

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Wagdy Sawahel. A cooperation plan was agreed at the First Turkish-Arab Congress on Higher Education held in Istanbul late last month. It includes setting up an Arab Turkish universities network, mutual recognition of degrees and enhanced student and staff mobility. Read more...

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Women under-represented in universities despite quotas

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Yojana Sharma. Women are still under-represented in higher education in Afghanistan because of a lack of political commitment, in particular to ensuring a safe and secure environment in the strife-torn country that would enable women to make their way to universities, according to Fawzia Koofi, vice-president of the National Assembly – the first woman to hold that post. Read more...

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Growing demand for professional management doctorates

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Peta Lee. There is a growing trend towards professional doctorates in management, with the majority being offered in Europe (42%), North America (28%) and Asia (22%). Interestingly, most of the PhDs have been founded in the past 10 years, with more than half of them in Europe. Read more...

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Universities begin preparing for sweeping reforms

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Jan Petter Myklebust. Danish universities are preparing for extensive changes now that the Productivity Commission and the Quality Commission have delivered their reports. Higher Education and Science Minister Sofie Carsten Nielsen told higher education officials that among other things she wants a focus on quality, new ways of teaching using new technology and more employable graduates. Read more...

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More research, but it must be world-class – Minister

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Jan Petter Myklebust. Two reports, on the status of higher education and on research, were discussed at a sector conference last Wednesday held by Norway’s Ministry of Education and Research. Minister Torbjørn Røe Isaksen said he was encouraged by an increase in investment and 12,000 more researchers than a decade ago – but universities needed to produce globally-rated research. Read more...

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New visa rules will help attract and retain scholars

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Peta Lee. The United States Department of Homeland Security has proposed two new visa rules that it hopes will open doors to the world’s brightest talent. NAFSA – the Association of International Educators – said the rules would help America attract and retain more foreign researchers. Read more...

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Economics students worldwide call for subject overhaul

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Jan Petter Myklebust. In an open letter published on 5 May, 42 associations of economics students in 19 countries called for more pluralism in the way economics is taught at universities. The letter – which said the subject was in crisis and its lack of intellectual diversity was limiting their ability to contend with multi-dimensional challenges – made waves in media worldwide.
The letter was extensively commented on in major international media like the Financial Times, Guardian, Le Monde, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, South China Morning Post, Handelsblatt and numerous other news sites, blog-pages and internet links. Read more...

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